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Overview Edited and annotated by H. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Henry L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in and died there in He began his long career as a journalist, critic, and philologist on the Baltimore Morning Herald in In he joined the staff of the Baltimore Sun, thus beginning an association which lasted until a few years before his death.

He was co-editor of the Smart Set with George Jean Nathan from to , and with Nathan he founded The American Mercury, of which he was sole editor from to Related Searches. Between Eternities: And Other Writings.

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The culling of the best, the choicest passages, from the famous Prejudices, which in their day made Mencken leader of the iconoclasts, shocker of the conservatives, and favorite of the younger generation. Today, the essays, the passages, the epigrams and maxims, make good reading, but somehow we take him in our stride. He has made few alterations- some elisions- but in the main they stand as written. Since the series of Prejudices, six in all, have been unavailable, many will welcome the accessibility of this material in one weighty tome. His ribaldry, his refusal to accept the orthodox, his puncturing of frauds, his gift for the pat phrase, the colorful figure of speech, all make for refreshing reading. His views on women, on sex, on religion, on morals, on government, on democracy have been much quoted, frequently misquoted. Here's a chance to read him for yourself.

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A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writings

The culling of the best, the choicest passages, from the famous Prejudices, which in their day made Mencken leader of the iconoclasts, shocker of the conservatives, and favorite of the younger Those familiar with HLM will read and re-read. Classic Menckenisms: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want , and deserve to get it good and hard" "Living with a dog is messy-like living with an ideaiist. Mencken Chrestomathy. Edited and annotated by H. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky. The TruthSeeker.

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